About Bekal Fort

Shaped like a keyhole, the Bekal Fort is lavishly spread out over 40 acres. The fort was declared a ‘special tourism area’ by the Indian government in 1992. Located next to a beach, the fort offers a breathtaking view of the rocky shoreline of the Arabian Sea. The Bekal Fort is a tribute to the rich history of Kerala, standing the test of time, a silent witness to the power struggles of various dynasties. Each of its rulers modified the fort, and added a personal touch. The lofty Observation Tower, which was built by Tipu Sultan, offers a panoramic view of the neighboring townsof Kanhangad, Bekal, Kottikkulam and Uduma. The Bekal Fortand the beach have been used as a backdrop for numerous filmmakers due to its immense beauty. The fort has numerous walkways and citadels, and is completely surrounded by trenches on all sides. It is built so close to the shore that waves continually stroke its exterior walls, making it look like the fort has emerged from the water itself. Thousands of tourists are drawn to Kerala every year, and their trip is incomplete without a visit to this scenic fort.

Monument Information


Kanhangad - Kasaragod Road, Kasaragod, Bekal, Kerala 671316

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Mangalore Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Kasaragod Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Ksrtc Bus Stand Kasargod

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm


  • Monsoon : Maximum: 29 Minimum: 24

    Summer : Maximum: 34 Minimum: 24

    Winter : Maximum: 32 Minimum: 24

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter Season (November to February)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Basic amenities available

Contact Details

  • Phone: +91 487 2365616
  • E-mail: circlethr.asi@gmail.com

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
Total ₹ 250
₹ 250 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax